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Tradeshows 2016

20 August 2016

Donna Wilson is on tour!

We launch our latest products for Autumn Winter at upcoming trade shows NY Now and Maison & Objet.

Delve into the forest for friendly faces hiding in the wild grass and tall trees, where birds soar high in the sky. Fond childhood memories in the countryside influence our latest curious creatures, cushions and soft blankets. Cheerful woolly accessories for both you and your little ones to wrap up warm for your next adventure plus playful patterned trays and new eco-friendly tableware for entertaining friends.

Here’s where you’ll find us:

NY NOW
Booth #4230
Accent on Design, Hall 3A
Level 3, Jacob Javits Covention Center
655 West 34th Street at Eleventh Ave
New York City 10018
Sunday 21st – Tuesday 23rd August (9am – 6pm)
Wednesday 24th August (9am – 2pm)

For more information click here. You can find us here.

Maison & Objet
Stand #F199 in Now! Design a Vivre, Hall 7
Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte, France
Friday 2nd – Monday 5th September (9.30am to 7pm)
Tuesday 6th September (9.30am to 6pm)

For more information click here. You can find us here.


We’re very excited to show you all the new things!

Donna Wilson + SCP at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

8 April 2016

It’s the 55th year of the Milan Furniture Fair/ Salone Internazionale del Mobile and my friends SCP will launch this latest range of Frank, Ernest and Henry Pouffes at the show next week!

This new knitted Stitch pattern is reminiscent of traditional Swedish folk designs, in a natural muted colour palette of grey, blue and rust.

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_2

The wool is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Soft, shapely and robust enough to roll down hills, the pouffe collection is also available in Nos Da, Bora Da, Zig Zag and Braid Caspian fabric.

SCP’s main exhibition will be to launch their new Sofa in Sight upholstery collection, which presents six sofas by six designers: Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate. You can read more about it here.

If you are in Milan next week, stop by the SCP stand to have a look!

Dates and Times
12 – 17 April 2016
9.30 am – 6.30 pm

Location

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Quartiere Fiera Milano, Rho
Click here to view in Google Maps

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_6

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_5

Exclusive Collection for the Fogo Island Inn

18 November 2015

You may remember, a few years ago Donna was asked to be part of the design team led by Ilse Crawford working on the interiors of the Fogo Island Inn on Fogo, a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

The island had around 2,000 inhabitants, and the population was dwindling. An amazing woman called Zita Cobb was born there, and after a successful career in Canada, she had decided to set up a foundation to create employment and to try to give local young people a reason to stay. She decided to create the Inn and everything from the building work to the materials, right down to the sheets on the beds had to be sourced and made on the island with the skills they had.

The Fogo Island Inn now a multi-award winning property built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture, as well as a social enterprise. All surpluses from the operation are reinvested by Shorefast Foundation for the benefit of the local community. What a great place, don’t you think? And it is just breathtaking. Take a look!

Donna is very proud to have been a part of this amazing project. Donna collaborated with the Winds and Waves Artisans Guild to create quilted cushion covers where the shingle outlines are the stitching patterns for the 100% lambswool covered cushions. Pictured below are the Bertha Chair and Pouffe in a guest room.

More recently, the Fogo Island Shop commissioned Donna to create a collection of three whimsical scarves and a luxurious limited-edition blanket. The scarves and blanket feature the now iconic shingle motif designed by Donna in 2011.

The shingle motif was inspired by the wooden cladding of the Brett House in the town of Joe Batt’s Arm on Fogo Island. The unique cladding is characterized by the imperfect and slightly wonky angles of hand-carved, repeated geometric shapes.

The scarves are available at the Fogo Island Shop, and on our website. The limited edition blanket is only available at the Fogo Island Shop.

The Fogo Island Shop is an initiative of Shorefast Foundation, a registered charity dedicated to improving the social, cultural and economic conditions on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. All surpluses from the Shop are reinvested by the Foundation for the benefit of the local community.

For more information about the exclusive collection at the Fogo Island Inn, please visit the Fogo Island Shop website or their Facebook page.

Creature Competition!

14 October 2015

Calling all Donna Wilson creature enthusiasts out there – we need your help!
We are working on new creatures for our spring collection and so far, we have developed a cheeky little chipmunk… but our chipmunk needs a friend!

Can you think of a new Donna Wilson creature, and tell us a little bit about who they are?

You may want to take a look at our current creature family to get an idea of the kinds of character traits they have. Each one has a personality, with likes and dislikes.

Please submit your suggestions as a comment below by October 28th (two weeks from now) and we will select a winner who will win their very own one-of-a-kind Mini Giant!

Feel free to submit multiple suggestions if you’d like, and this competition is open to everyone around the world.

We look forward to seeing all of your lovely ideas!


Top image credit @moreparsley.
How great is that drawing? We LOVE fan art! x

Into the Woods: AW 2015 Womens Knitwear Now Available!

16 September 2015

‘Into the Woods’ is Donna Wilson’s second collection of women’s knitwear, inspired by walks in the forest, thoughts on what it would be like to have a pet llama, and plans for a trip to the Arctic Circle.

The collection is now available online, and will also be available next week at the SNUG, our pop-up shop and installation in the Shoreditch Design Triangle for London Design Festival. Come on by if you’d like to try them on for size!

And be sure to stop by our opening night, 6-8pm on Tuesday 22nd September.
Refreshments will be served, alongside Cyril biscuits by the lovely BKD London.
You can RSVP at our Facebook event page here.

Select products from Donna Wilson’s new autumn/winter collections will be available, along with classic pieces from our signature range.

Location
Donna Wilson’s Snug
Studio 1.1 Gallery
57a Redchurch Street
Shoreditich, London E2 7DJ
View on GoogleMaps.

Dates and Opening Hours
Press Preview: Tuesday 22nd September (12-1pm)
Tuesday 22nd September (4-8pm)
Wednesday 23rd September (12-6pm)
Thursday 24th September (12-6pm)
Friday 25th September (12-6pm)
Saturday 26th September (12-6pm)
Sunday 27th September (12-6pm)

This event is part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle. For more information and details about other participants of this event please click here.

Members of the press can rsvp for the press preview by emailing press@donnawilson.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to view the collection online.

Donna Wilson at London Design Festival 2015

1 September 2015

Hello everyone,

This year for London Design Festival, we present a week-long installation and pop-up shop at Studio 1.1 Gallery on Redchurch Street.

The gallery space will be transformed into a woolly, cosy snug– a peaceful and idyllic hideaway for some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of design week. We invite you to sit back and relax on our lambswool-lined walls, have a chat with a friendly Capybara bean bag, take a catnap on a comfy cushion, or roll about in the knitted hills and mountains in the land of Donna Wilson. Come take a woolly break with us!

And be sure to stop by our opening night, 6-8pm on Tuesday 22nd September.
Refreshments will be served, alongside Cyril biscuits by the lovely BKD London.
You can RSVP at our Facebook event page here.

Select products from Donna Wilson’s new autumn/winter collections will be available, along with classic pieces from our signature range.

Location
Donna Wilson’s Snug
Studio 1.1 Gallery
57a Redchurch Street
Shoreditich, London E2 7DJ
View on GoogleMaps.

Dates and Opening Hours
Press Preview: Tuesday 22nd September (12-1pm)
Tuesday 22nd September (4-8pm)
Wednesday 23rd September (12-6pm)
Thursday 24th September (12-6pm)
Friday 25th September (12-6pm)
Saturday 26th September (12-6pm)
Sunday 27th September (12-6pm)

This event is part of the Shoreditch Design Triangle. For more information and details about other participants of this event please click here.